The Marmot Women's Trestles 15 Degree sleeping bag is an affordable, no-frills offering for three-season camping. The synthetic fill makes this mummy bag a good option even in damp or humid conditions.
The Marmot Women’s Trestles 15 Degree Sleeping Bag is the perfect balance of price and performance. So you have got some technical features that are going to be great for taking it into the backcountry. So it would also be great for camping, backpacking, you know, whatever else you can throw at it in those chilly temperatures.
This is filled with synthetic material so that gives it a really budget friendly price. But the synthetic material is Marmot’s proprietary spyrafill synthetic. So spyrafill is supposed to mimic the structure of down. It is packable. It is pretty lightweight. And unlike down, it is not going to lose its thermal efficiency when it becomes wet. So synthetic materials really hold up better in damp or wet conditions. If you are taking this into an area that is really humid, it is going to take on a little bit of moisture and it is going to lose its thermal efficiency, but with synthetic it is not going to do that. It is going to hold up a lot better against those wet conditions.
The other materials here on the top, you have got a DWR finish, durable water repellent finish on this taffeta material. So that is going to be great against condensation from the tent and also in those damp conditions. The synthetic materials are going to dry out really fast if they become wet as well. So definitely some great technical features there.
On the inside of the bag you also have a taffeta material, but it is a little bit softer on the skin.
One thing I really love about the Trestles sleeping bags is that you do have a full length zipper on the one side. It is a two sided zipper. So you can unzip from the one end, vent your feet if you need to at night. You can obviously unzipper from the top. But you have a shorter zipper on the other side as well. So it is kind of a halfway zipper. It makes it really nice to use the bag in a couple of different ways. So, as you can see, I can just kind of fold that down and it feels more like a blanket at home. So, you know, this whole flap if you are a side sleeper you can kind of tuck it around you. If you just get really warm at night and you need to vent or if it is on warmer nights you can definitely use it in a couple of different ways. So it is a small detail, but it makes a big difference and it does a lot for just the comfort of the bag in general.
While I have it open here I want to call out this, a little sash pocket on the inside. It is a hidden zipper. And you can just put things in there that you would want to get your hands on quickly at night.
This is a traditional mummy style sleeping bag. So you do have a hood at the top. The hood is nicely baffled and it has got a lot of shaping here. is with this kind of flat design, you have got a draw cord on the bottom. So that is going to be right under your chin. It is going to hold in the heat around your neck. And then on the hood itself you have another draw cord on the top and you can cinch that down. If you are getting close to that temperature rating and you really need to batten everything down, you can do that with those two draw cords at the top. And then since this is a mummy style bag, it does give you enough room in your shoulders that you can move around. So unlike some mummy style sleeping bags that feel really claustrophobic, the shoulder girth here gives you enough room, but it does taper into the foot box as well just to save on, you know, thermal efficiency and to make it a little warmer.
The foot box here is nicely baffled. They certainly give you enough room to move your feet around. So, again, you are not going to feel claustrophobic in this sleeping bag. It definitely gives you some extra room there.
Marmot uses EN or European norm ratings for their sleeping bags. And this is called a 15 degree bag, but he comfort rating is actually around 13.8 degrees. So you are going to be pretty comfortable at that temperature in this sleeping bag. But certainly take that EN rating into consideration before taking it out into the elements.
It comes in a couple of different sizes. So that is also something to consider. Check out those sizes to see what is going to be most comfortable for you. And a little added bonus that Marmot includes a compression stuff sack with this sleeping bag. So not only do you get the stuff sack to put it in, it has got compression straps on the sides. And this being a synthetic sleeping bag, it doesn’t pack down to be as small as some other down bags, so these compression straps are really going to come in handy. They are going to save space in your pack. So all you have to do is stuff the sleeping bag down into this stuff sack and then kind of cinch down those compression straps to save that space.
So with all the features here, with the different sizes and the technical features that are great for the outdoors, but also the budget friendly price, this is a great sleeping bag for a variety of conditions. It is the Marmot Women’s Trestles 15 Degree Sleeping Bag.